Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Rosary is a weapon against evil

I wrote an article posted on Catholic Exchange today about how the Rosary is a weapon against the forces of evil.  In this modern era, Satan is alive and well, but his focus is not on the masses who have turned away from God.  Many of those souls are already well on their way to their just reward and don't require much assistance to lead them there. 

Instead, Satan is focusing his efforts on people like you and me who are trying to "work out [our] salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12)  He will work overtime to direct us away from the path to eternal life, especially if we are praying for others whose souls are in danger.

Keep praying the Rosary!  It is our most powerful weapon against evil.

You can order the terrific t-shirt pictured above at the very cool Monk Rock website for just $15.  For an additional $5, you can get a starter kit with a Rosary, buttons, and an MP3 song.

Related links:

- The Franciscan Rosary House has a good article on the Rosary as a defense against evil

- Article on the Rosary Crusade for America from one of my favorite organizations, The Rosary Confraternity

- The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, is a terrific book about how easily and cunningly the devil can tempt us

- Although I haven't read it yet, I've heard that The Loser Letters by Mary Eberstadt is a thought-provoking, modern-day satire on the "new" atheism, inspired by The Screwtape Letters.

- Please pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily, if possible, for the conversion of sinners.

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